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    27 November 2020

    Good Divorce Week 2020

    30th November to 4th December 2020 marks Resolution’s annual ‘Good Divorce’ week. Each year, the raising awareness week has a different focus. This year, the focus is on Resolution’s Code of Practice.

    Family Law Solicitor, Emerald Priscott, reviews this year’s Family Resolution Good Divorce campaign, what being a member means to our clients and how we are supporting the campaign.

    Who is Resolution?

    Resolution is a national organisation of family justice professionals who are committed to a non-confrontation and constructive resolution of family law issues, considering the needs of the whole family.  Resolution has around 6,500 members who are committed to their Code of Practice.

    What is the Resolution Code of Practice?

    All Resolution members sign up to the Code of Practice.  It is effectively a set of principles that Resolution members are encouraged to use within their day to day work. The Code says that Resolution members will:

    1. Reduce or manage any conflict or confrontation.
    2. Support and encourage families to put the best interests of any children first.
    3. Act with honestly, integrity and objectivity.
    4. Help clients understand and manage the potential long-term financial and emotional consequences of decisions.
    5. Listen to and treat everyone with respect and without judgment.
    6. Use their experience and knowledge to guide clients through the options available to them.
    7. Continually develop my knowledge and skills; and
    8. Use ‘Good Practice’ guides developed by Resolution in their day-to-day work.

    Steeles Law Family Solicitors, Emerald Priscott and Sally Harris are members of Resolution and have subscribed to the Code of Practice.

    ‘Good Divorce’ – The campaign

    This year, Resolution has asked members during ‘Good Divorce’ week to provide 30 minutes legal information sessions to those who need it.

    ‘Separation can be an incredibly difficult time for couples. Emotions are often running high and it can often influence children and also the wider family. All too often children are caught up in the middle. That is why we are delighted to be supporting Good Divorce Week which shines a light on a non-confrontational, constructive approach to family law issues with a focus on putting childrens’ best interests first’ said Emerald Priscott, Steeles Law Family Solicitor. ‘Sometimes couples will be unable to access legal advice when it comes to separation and so they can feel in the dark about which rights they have and what options there are.’

    As part of the campaign, from 30th November to 4th December 2020 Steeles Law Family team will be offering 30-minute free information sessions, giving guidance and pointers to those in need. If you are interested in booking a free 30 minute session with one of our family solicitors, please call the team on 01603 598000 or email family@steeleslaw.co.uk.

    *The information provided in this article is designed to provide useful information on the subject, not to provide specific legal advice.

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